A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Eccles or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Eccles

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from warehouse assistants to corporate bankers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics for the Salford local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Salford Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Eccles

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Eccles.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eccles are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 549. Incidents in Eccles in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A580 and A572 crossroads and on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained ankles occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Eccles Old Rd and on Eccles.

Eccles serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. Our panel of solicitors fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Eccles

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Eccles No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Eccles and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Eccles, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do you have of injury claims in Eccles?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Eccles, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to check when picking the best injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to give compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

The difference in success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?11,152 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could conceivably vary from ?6,691 to ?9,479.

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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Eccles?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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